I might be a broken record here... But the wildfires are BAD here in the state. Here's some information if you find yourself needing it. Check for updates, of course...
Donations of time, supplies, $ information for various parts of Texas (will post whatever I am made aware of, but you will have to verify current UPDATED needs & logistical details on your own):
1."TOMBALL FIRE DEPT IS NOW A DROP OFF POINT FOR SUPPLIES FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS IN THE MAGNOLIA AREA. THEY ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING...BOTTLED WATER, SPORTS DRINKS, ENERGY BARS, CEREAL BARS, OTHER NON-PERISHABLE INDIVIDUALLY-WRAPPED SNACK ITEMS. 1200 RUDEL RD, TOMBALL TX, BEHIND THE OLD KLEIN SUPERMARKET! Thank you so much for being willing to help donate things! It is very much appreciated!!!"
2.MCSO is asking for oranges, bananas, apples, and grapes. Please deliver to Magnolia Fire Department on Buddy Riley Rd. Ten iceboxes WITH ice are needed at Magnolia West High School. Enter school from 1774 entrance, then go around the right of the school to the back to the FFA building. CHECK FOR UPDATES
3.Montgomery County Sheriff Seargent requests: For folks up on the Plantersville side, you can take water, gatorate, fresh fruit - oranges, bananas, apples, grapes, granola and protein bars to the road blocks on FM 1774. These officials will help get the supplies into the interior fire fire fighters and these supplies will be more closely located to the fire fighters. CHECK FOR UPDATES
4.The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund http://txwildfirerelief.org/
5."ATTENTION TEXAS AND SURROUNDING AREAS...WE NEED FIREMEN!!!! Begging for retired and any fireman to call number to help. We were short 25 fireman last night. Cannot contain town of Bastrop, 35 miles away...fire is 16 miles long, 6 miles wide, jumped Colorado river, evacuated entire town and also neighborhood called Steiner ranch of 5500* PLEASE EVERYONE REPOST EVEN IF NOT IN TEXAS.. SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE. HELP!! Call 512-978-1187" CHECK FOR UPDATES *UPDATE ON DONATION REQUEST from Magnolia TX Fire and Evacuation Information: No more food, ice, fruit or water donations needed at this time at Magnolia Fire Department or Magnolia West Command Center. Thanks for your great response!! *UPDATE ON DONATION REQUEST: Magnolia HS has enough donations. They are asking people to take bottled water, Gatorade and snacks for the firefighters to the Tomball fire station located at 1200 Rudel
6."ANYONE WITH TRAILERS OR TRUCKS IN THE MAGNOLIA AREA CAN HELP DAKOTA RESCUE AND COLLIE RESCUE GET OUT? COLLIE RESCUE HAS 27 DOGS IN LINE OF FIRE....NEAR 1774."
7."Magnolia West Command Center is in need of LARGE ice chests or an upright freezer! Ice is melting! Enter MWHS from 1774 and go to the right around the BACK of the school to the FFA building." Offers to take in animals (pets and livestock): >
According to reports, livestock and animal shelters ARE BEING SERIOUSLY IMPACTED, if you have available space & facilities, please post back accordingly
*Congressman Lamar Smith posted "For pet owners: Austin Pets Alive is helping people displaced by the fires who need help with their pets. If you need a place to board your pet or need food or supplies, email the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 961-6433."
*The Original Kennel of Kingwood-"WE WANT TO HELP! If you or anyone you know has had to evacuate from the recent fires, and are in need a safe place for your family pet, give us a call, we want to help out our neighbors by volunteering our services. 281-359-KENL (5356) Carl"
*"Lowe's in Tomball has a site to bring any animals that were displaced by the fires. They have food and water troughs for any animals that are taken there."
*"If you need safe pasture for your horses due to wildfires in Texas, call Mr. Matt Daniel at 832-769-1879. He can has pasture to shelter 60 horses and has trucks and trailers ready to go. He Can move 10 horses at a time." *http://pawsitivelytexas.com/texas-wildfires-animal-rescue-resources-updates/
*The Brackenridge Main Event Center in Edna has 88 stalls, 3 Arenas, and several pens available for evacuees from the fires. 60 RV Sites too! Please pass this info on to others who may be looking for a place to go! Call 361-781-4052 Cammie Pearson, Manager.